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"दिल्ली एक शहर है।"

Translation:Delhi is a city.

February 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guenter212784

Is "Delhi is a town" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

Yes. Delhi is a major metropolitan city. Towns are much smaller in density.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VijaySRams

The dictionary gives the meaning of shahar as a town


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sivapriya15

I have always learned it as city. Have you been to Delhi? It is definitely a city.

Google translate lists it as a city too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErfanRezamand

शहर shahar شهر is a persian loanword


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miriam220166

When the voice speaks fast she says "sheher" but when speaking slowly she says "shahar". I have read in comments here it should be " sheher". Or is it just different dialects?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

'Shahar' is the phonetic pronunciation which some dialects do use but the most common pronunciation is 'Sheher'.

This sort of deviation in pronunciations happens in a lot of words with ह.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmukkala174

Is it just me or did anyone else hear दिल्ली as बिल्ली with the woman's pronunciation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

City. (Delhi is officially the national capital territory, not a state).

State is राज्य.

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